Maybe I am missing something but if I
2) write a plan
3) then take off and put drone into "auto" (ie follow the plan) how do I know the plan has been uploaded correctly.
When the drone lands, how do I download the plan from the drone to then make changes, update etc.
Hi Richard, I am about to do a very similar thing, so can't speak form experience, however I was going to upload a very basic flightpath in a small square, 4 way points 100m or so apart. For the last command, I am going to have the drone circle a waypoint until I switch back to manual. I am going to wait until it flies circles. then land it.
All the relevant details on how to download the log files are available on this page in the wiki
Hope that helps,
the easiest way it to set go through this list
1. set you home location and alt in the planner.
2. create your mission.
3. upload it via usb.
4. read it back to verify your home location and your wp alt's.
5. go fly.
I couldn't find this in the wiki - How do you save all the variables that one sets up in Mission Planner, both for actual flying and for Simulation such as h/w options, flight modes, PIDs, Antenna Tracker, Telemetry Rates, Simulator Authority gains, etc?
Sorry, dumb question. It wasn't saving things earlier for some reason but I'm now running 1.1.88 and everything seems to get saved which is great. I DO have a question about simulation mode with Xplane. It never did this before but now it has a 5 degree right bank when in STABILIZE mode, using the PT60 r/c plane and using the PT60 config file from the DIYdrones site. I tried re-callibrating the radio several times and I don't see anything in Xplane that would be causing it. I also tried the MP LEVEL cmd but maybe that isn't supposed to work in simulation mode anyway - I don't know. I then tried 2 other planes and they all bank at a fairly constant (but different) rate and circle instead of flying straight as if it's actually in LOITER mode. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?